The Institute of Information Management (IIM), the premier Information Management Institution in Africa, has announced plans to engage key stakeholders on issues bothering around Information deficit, sharing, exchange and misinformation between the government and the governed at the 2017 National Summit, Induction and Investiture Ceremony in Abuja, holding on the 18th of November, 2017 at the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) House, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
The summit is also expected to discuss the implications of engaging information management experts in information management, dissemination and exchange, application of effective technological platforms and the most suitable way to leverage on them.
The Forum will also discuss the pros and cons of government’s approach on various information management and communication issues and ultimately identifying the missing links on proper information dissemination and exchange between the government and the governed, as key motivation for information management initiatives are to promote and spur greater citizen engagement.
The theme for the summit is: “INFORMATION VS COMMUNICATION: EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT AS A TOOL FOR BRIDGING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION GAP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNED” and according to Amb-Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, President and Chairman of the Council, IIM Africa “Effective Information Management allows the government to share with the public a variety of information in unlimited quantities on demand and allows the citizens to also bring issues of importance and concerns to the attention of both the local, state and federal governments. It is the duty of the government to leverage on effective communication and information exchange since an “Informed citizens make better society” ”.
Special guest panelists at the summit include key stakeholders and subject matter experts from different strategic local and international agencies in the Industry. Prominent amongst them are: Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Honorable minister of communication, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mallam Ismaila Isa, Chairman Governing Council Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Mahmoud Abubakar Balarabe, SAN – President Nigeria Bar Association.
Others are Amb. (Dr) Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, Chairman/President, Institute of Information Management, Mr. Montana John Christian, CEO Montaña& Associates, Colorado, USA.
Aside the discussion, the event is also expected to feature the conferment of the Institute of Information Management (IIM) Fellowship on individuals who have made substantial contribution to the development of the Information Management and Technology profession, its practices or the Institute of Information Management itself and Honorary Fellows on other professionals with backgrounds outside of Information Management field but are identified as having made significant contributions that impact on the profession and the society or the Institute of Information Management.
Some of the dignitaries expected to be inducted / honored at the event include, the Executive Governor of Enugu State, RT. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Wife of Executive Governor Kogi State, Her Excellency Mrs. Rashida Bello (Mother of the day), Executive Director/CEO, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), President/Vice Chancellor, Adeleke University, Prof. Samuel Ekundayo Alao, Pastor CommonWealth of Zion Assembly, Rev. BiodunFatoyinbo etc.
Other categories of inductees include Graduate, Associate, Professional, Senior Professional and Corporate.